Nigeria’s first-ever feature-length animation movie produced by Hot Ticket Productions, LadyBuckit and The Motley Mopsters (LBMM) will hit cinemas in December this year. A truly historic moment.
LBMM is the story of a brilliant, self-absorbed, precocious Bukky, who on a journey of self-discovery, finds herself in wildly unfamiliar territory, and transforms into a bucket. She encounters a band of highly unusual characters, the Motley Mopsters, who change the course of her destiny and sweep her up in a tide of friendship and excitement. The movie is set in Oloibiri, a small town in Bayelsa, Nigeria where crude oil was first discovered in commercial quantities in the 1950s.
LBMM combines the skill and experience of veterans with the fresh talent of young minds. Voices in this historic work of art include Bimbo Akintola, Patrick Doyle, Kalu Ikeagwu, Kelechi Udegbe, Awazi Angbalaga, Jessica Edwards, David Edwards and several supporting cast.
Patrick Doyle, Bimbo Akintola, and Kalu Ikeagwu have been in the movies for a long time, and they’ve cemented their place as ace actors, appearing in numerous films. Patrick Doyle voices UdumeBozimo, father of BukkyBozimo who later transforms into Ladybuckit. Bimbo Akintola joins him as his wife and mother of Bukky, as IyaboBozimo. Kalu Ikeagwu plays the role of Mr Edwin, a mysterious and poor man who plays a vital role in changing Bukky and subsequently, Ladybuckit’s destiny.
The other members of the Motley Mopsters crew include Ladybuckit and Bukky Bozimo, played by Jessica Edwards; Mopps, played by Casey Edema; Pantylegs played by Awazi Angbalaga; Cupsticks, played by Francis Sule; Slipperhead played by Simi Hassan; and Tam played by David Edwards.
In light of how chaotic 2020 has been, LBMM could not be coming at a better time. It provides an opportunity for families to bond over a truly positive, hilarious and fun family movie. The animation is a gentle reminder to Nigerians to laugh, hope and dream again.
Blessing Amidu, CEO/Founder of Hot Ticket Productions and the Executive Producer and Producer of the film, emphasised the need for a family-focused movie to end a tough year. She says, ‘Families have had to deal with a lot this year: from a global pandemic to civil unrest and economic challenges. As we approach the end of the year, it was important to provide some succour and means of escape and release, for children and the entire family. We strongly believe that Entertainment is a powerful tool for this.’
Asides from being the first feature-length animated movie produced in Nigeria by Nigerians, with strictly Nigerian characters, LBMM is also accompanied by a 14-track original album. Music producer and songwriter, Clement ‘DJ Klem’ Kponu and film composer, Ava Momoh produced the album.
Ladybuckit and the Motley Mopsters will hit cinemas (Nigeria and internationally) on Friday, December 11, and we can’t wait to see it!
The fourth episode of MTV Base Guy Code is back this Sunday, as the coolest kids on the block discuss matters that are Not Safe For Work (NSFW). Social media influencer Pamilerin, turn up king Shody, DJ Crowd Kontroller and former BBNaija housemate, Sir Dee share the code on some of the hottest and most scandalous issues this week.
They break down the code on everything from MILFS, Sugar Mummies, Zaddies to Okafor’s law. YouTuber Nneoma (Nne) Okorie and Byibisasa kick it with the guys this week as they share their point of view on these topics.
First off, the guys answer the questions “Who is a “MILF”?” and “How old should a “MILF” be?”. DJ Crowd Kontroller, says “ A MILF has to be a mom, good looking and smashable”. Shody’s definition of a MILF, is “a benefit mama, someone who is doing well for herself and able to take care of her partner. “.
Nne and Byibisasa were asked if they would rather be Sugar Mummies or MILFs, and what do you think their responses were? Are MILFs and Sugar Mummies the same? Crowd Kontroller was of the opinion that they are different. According to him, the relationship with a MILF could be purely sexual without any other benefits, while a Sugar Mummy by description has to take care of her partner and spend lavishly on him.
Nne feels that a Zaddy just wants to take care of his girl; But is there a limit to the provisions a Zaddy can give? According to the guys, this depends on the relationship between the girl and her Zaddy, nothing might be too much to request.
How do guys deal with their girl’s male best friend? What’s the guy code on this sensitive matter? In an ideal world according to Crowd Kontroller, a girl’s male best friend is “her gay friend that hangs out with the girls”. What happens when the male bestie is a buff alpha male?
It’s a packed episode, find out the guy code on “Okafor’s Law” on the next episode of Guy Code this Sunday November 29, on MTV Base, DSTV channel 322. Hang with Pamilerin, Shody, Crowd Kontroller, Sir Dee, Nne and Byibisasa as they give you the Guy Code. For more on this week’s episode, follow @mtvbasewest on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. You can join the conversation on social with #MTVBaseGuyCode.
Comic actor and YouTube star, Emmanuella Samuel- known professionally as Emmanuella has disclosed that she would love to feature in a horror movie in the future.
The 10-year-old Mark Angel comedy skit actor told the PUNCH that she loves to operate as a comedienne for now but in the future, she would welcome the prospect of featuring in a horror movie.
‘I want to be an actress. I want to feature in horror movies, I want to feature in action movies because I enjoy watching horror movies, the young actress enthused in a recent PUNCH Facebook Live Interview.
She also attributed her rise to fame to the handwork of God. ‘Everything is God’s grace. I never ‘experrit’. When God wants to use you, He will use you at the right time,’ she noted.